Shocking Turn of Events

Next morning bright & early W springs out of bed, showers and goes to have coffee with the folks.

Comes back a minute later. Face ashen.

MIL & Co have packed up and gone.

Question kids.

They report they came home from the movies around 1:00 a.m. and the instant they stepped into the house MIL went into lecture mode over swim suits.

Boyfriend stepped up to say

  • “We are sorry about the wet suits, but enough already.”

W telephones Mom to ask her story.

We hear him say – in so many words –

she was out of line to harass his family & guests…and that was the end of the call.

We were devastated.  Not sure what we had done or could have done differently but definitely felt terrible.

What went wrong?

  • Coulda
  • Woulda
  • Shoulda

We penned love letter to MIL

  • Apologized for kids behavior
  • Expressed deep love
  • Admiration
  • How much she meant to us.